How Doctors Use (Or Should Use) Vitamin Therapy


Numerous letters to the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service come from readers wanting to know exactly how to use nutritional therapy for a specific disease. Since we cannot answer such emails personally, we wanted to provide some highly useful resources for our readers' benefit.

We suggest that you print these documents out and take them to your doctor.

Multiple Sclerosis

The vitamin-based treatment plan of Frederick Robert Klenner, M.D. is a free download at

Cardiovascular Disease

Vitamin E dosages as written and used by Drs. Ewan and Wilfrid Shute are posted at

The doctors specifically treated the following with vitamin E:

  • Coronary thrombosis
  • Acute rheumatic fever
  • Chronic rheumatic heart disease
  • Angina
  • Hypertension
  • Thrombophlebitis and Phlebothrombosis
  • Thrombocytopaenic Purpura
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Acute and Chronic Nephritis
  • Burns


Hugh D. Riordan, M.D. and colleagues tell how employ vitamin C intravenously in a free download from or

Compare with this original 1986 IV vitamin C protocol by Ewan Cameron, M.D.:

Instructions on Making an Injectable Vitamin C Solution
Written for physician and hospital use by Robert F. Cathcart III, M.D.

At Dr. Cathcart provides specific dosage ranges for treating these illnesses:

  • Mild cold
  • Severe cold
  • Influenza
  • Coxsackievirus
  • Mononucleosis
  • Viral pneumonia
  • Hay fever
  • Asthma
  • Environmental and food allergy
  • Burns
  • Injury
  • Surgical recovery
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Reiter's syndrome
  • Acute anterior uveitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bacterial infections
  • Infectious hepatitis
  • Candidiasis

Clinical Guide to the Use of Vitamin C
The full text of this book by Lendon H. Smith, M.D. is posted at

Writes Dr. Smith: "I have used Dr. Klenner's methods on hundreds of patients. He is right. It helps almost every condition and situation, and my failures were due to inadequate amounts."

The book discusses, in varying detail, megavitamin treatment of the following illnesses:

  • Virus Pneumonia
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes Simplex & Zoster
  • Chicken Pox
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Mononucleosis
  • Diphtheria
  • Dysentery
  • Pancreatitis
  • Scarlet fever
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Tuberculosis
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Tetanus
  • Arthritis
  • High cholesterol
  • Ruptured intervertebral discs
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • Schizophrenia
  • Burns
  • Heat stroke
  • Radiation burns
  • Surgery
  • Heavy Metal (including Lead) Poisoning
  • Other Poisonings
  • Venomous bites
  • Allergies
  • Poison Oak or Ivy
  • Myasthenia Gravis

Experienced physicians have used massive amounts of vitamin C and other nutrients in treating an astonishing and nearly unbelievable variety of conditions. "Many physicians refuse to employ Vitamin C in the amounts suggested," writes Dr. Klenner, "simply because it is counter to their fixed ideas of what is reasonable. There is no doubt that physicians are being brainwashed with the current journal advertising. I have never seen a patient that Vitamin C would not benefit."

Dr. Klenner was board certified in diseases of the chest. The Shutes, in obstetrics. Dr. Cathcart, in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Smith, in pediatrics. Dr. Riordan, in psychiatry. Dr. Cameron, in surgery.

What you will learn from the documents above may be a good start, but it is only a start. We recommend that you read extensively and then discuss these physicians' experience with your doctor before making any health decision.

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